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Éliane Radigue: Naldjorlak


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Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall

Éliane Radigue (b. 1932) is a French composer known for her intricate and compelling compositions on film using the Arp 2500 synthesizer. These compositions were first presented in the late 1960s and remain her most recognizable works to date. After more than 30 years of involvement with electronic music, in 2001 she began writing music for acoustic instruments. Her first acoustic piece, titled Naldjorlak, is a product of a collaboration with the cellist Charles Curtis, which evolved into a trio including two bassoons. The unorthodox use of the cello, and the atypical sounds it creates, transcend traditional forms of composition and performance to focus on the characteristics of the instrument itself as well as the space in which the performance takes place.

- Éliane Radigue: Naldjorlak / for cello

Charles Curtis cello